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EA First was born out of an ethos to make a difference that sets us out from the crowd. With many years of recruitment experience, a proven track record for valuing relationships, we stand ready to demonstrate something different.

Whether you are looking to recruit into your team, or searching for opportunities for yourself, our Expert Advisers are here to support you in opening those doors.

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Matthew Marshall
Matthew Marshall

Director

For me it’s about listening and understanding the needs of my clients, and then managing the process to ensure they get the best possible candidate...

Claire Neve
Claire Neve

Business Manager

I am a Norfolk girl who moved to Cambridge back in 2013, not only to see what was on the other side (!) but to also enhance my HR career.  I am ver...

Damian Bicknell
Damian Bicknell

Managing Consultant

​Following a successful part of my career, with a global staffing and recruitment organisation, I am now very excited to bring my determination and...

Rob Baker
Rob Baker

Business Manager

​Having gained several years’ experience working within finance recruitment across the Cambridgeshire region, I understand the importance of buildi...

Lucy Warwick
Lucy Warwick

Business Manager

Over the last three years I have specialised in Senior Interim Finance recruitment, most recently the newly qualified permanent market. I have had ...

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Meet the Team

Feel free to read the profiles of some of the most experienced recruitment operators in the market, and why we chose to work for EA First. Whether you need advice on how best to sell your CV, or what roles and paths to consider, our Advisors stand ready to support you.  

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Within Finance recruitment we can provide permanent and interim solutions across all sectors and industries ranging from Pharma, Technology, Manufacturing, FMCG, Financial Services, Not for Profit, Public Sector and many others.Candidates and clients have a plethora of choices of who they partner with, but we can proudly boast the experience of some of the most successful finance recruiters in the market, who can ensure a tailored approach, bu...

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Featured Vacancies

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Finance Analyst

£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

Permanent

Posted 1 day ago

We're working with a recognisable brand on the outskirts of Milton Keynes as they look for an ambitious par...

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Financial Accountant

£45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum

Permanent

Posted 6 days ago

EA First are working with a well regarded Engineering organisation based in the Ely area who are looking to...

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Financial Controller (Part time)

£50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum

Permanent

Posted 7 days ago

We're currently working with an evolving technology start up based in Cambridge with a reach in the USA to ...

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Finance Reporting Analyst

£50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum

Permanent

Posted 9 days ago

This is an opportunity to look for improvements in the Financial and Management reporting of an an outstand...

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Group IT Infrastructure Solutions Engineer

Negotiable

Permanent

Posted 13 days ago

I am working with an outstanding organisation that is looking to add to their already established IT Infras...

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Financial Controller

Negotiable

Permanent

Posted 13 days ago

We have a fantastic opportunity to work at a business which throughout covid has continued to grow at an im...

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Interim Group Financial Accountant

Negotiable

Temporary

Posted 14 days ago

I'm currently working with a well known Cambridge business as I look to secure them an Group Financial Acco...

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Financial Controller

£60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum

Permanent

Posted 14 days ago

Great new opportinty to play a key role in a Growing SME. I am recruiting a Financial Controller to work cl...

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Testimonials

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Having known the management team of EA First for several years I have been impressed that they truly believe in building a long term working relationship. The first year of working with them resulted in several successful hires which has been followed up over the last 2 years with regular professional contact received whilst I was not recruiting which has also impressed me. Happy to recommend!





Julia Phillips, Finance Director - ARM

I've known Dave for about 8 years now which is some going given how often you see recruiters come and go. What stands out about David is his commitment to a working relationship that might not pay out for many years, as was the case with me! Very friendly, down to earth and easy to engage with. He still keeps in touch like clockwork which is a testament to his character. 

Peter Mullins, Director -

You know what you get with these guys and that’s a dedication to providing an above average service. They care, they listen, they go the extra mile and they find very good candidates! Never feels like they are selling to me and I feel confident they will give me honest feedback and advice. Would happily recommend.

Sam Bowker, Head of Recruitment - Wellcome Sanger Institute

I had a short term IT contract that I needed support with and needed to move quickly. Whilst the role wasn’t complex, the challenge was finding the quality of candidate I wanted for such a short assignment. I worked with Matt and it was a good, slick and successful process. His network and relationships are clearly strong as he found the candidate I needed and clearly sold the opportunity in the right way to help that person see past the short-term nature of the role.

Peter Jackson, MD - Stafford House - CEG

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